StoryTerrace is a unique memoir-writing service which pairs you or a loved one with a professional ghostwriter, helping you to recall and preserve your treasured memories in a personal book.
The company has chronicled the stories of incredible families, friends - and first loves. With many people experiencing the absence of those closest to them throughout the last year, using the magic of storytelling to bring people together is more important than ever.
Founder and CEO Rutger Bruining was inspired to start the company after the passing of his grandfather, a military hero and all-around epic storyteller. He regretted not learning more about his life and wanted to find a way to make sure others did not miss out on this opportunity - whether they were writers themselves or not.
Bruining began researching the business of ghostwriting - and soon came up with the concept for StoryTerrace. Now, StoryTerrace works with over 650 accredited writers worldwide - many of whom are award-winning - to create these memoirs. Every client is carefully matched with a writer, who is hand-picked based on personality, background and individual preferences, to ensure that their memories are captured accurately and in their authentic voice.
Throughout the entire writing process, StoryTerrace customers have the opportunity to collaborate with their personal biographer in a variety of ways. Writers connect through telephone, email correspondence, and of course - more this past year than ever - through virtual platforms like Zoom and Skype. When all parties feel safe to do so again, clients meet their writer in person, from the comfort of their own home.
For those who have already started writing their own memoir - the team can even help unfinished manuscripts come to life. The global team at StoryTerrace are champions of chronicling history- whether you’re starting from scratch or looking for help to finish writing your life story.
StoryTerrace has had the great honor to tell stories that have the potential to live on forever and inspire. From Holocaust survivors and first-generation immigrants, to heartwarming recollections of love and tales of perseverance, StoryTerrace gives a voice to everyday individuals with a story to share.
Everyone has a story to tell. StoryTerrace would love the chance to tell yours. Find more information on ghostwriters and how a memoir gets made at storyterrace.com.
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